Patriot Scientific Corporation refers to itself an "Intellectual Property (IP) licensing company." Founded in 1992, it is a Delaware corporation based in Carlsbad, California and is one of the publicly traded companies started by inventor Elwood "Woody" Norris. Its stock currently trades over-the-counter on the OTCBB under the ticker symbol "PTSC." Patriot was never successful in selling any of the technology or products it developed itself, but realized in 2004 that the acquisition of Nanotronics Corporation from Helmut Falk (Sr.) made years earlier may have given it patent rights to fundamental microprocessor technology. Its income in the last few years has come from licensing fees and settlements of patent infringement claims. It became notable in the world of penny stocks by issuing two shareholder dividends to distribute licensing/settlement income. Patriot Scientific Corporation was founded in 1992 by Woody Norris as the successor to Patriot Financial Corporation, a Colorado corporation, incorporated on June 10, 1987. In 1994, Patriot purchased the assets of nanoTronics, which included the basic architecture of Patriots microprocessors as well as the patents that are today known as the MMP portfolio. The company further strengthened its intellectual property assets by acquiring networking and communication device manufacturer Metacomp, Inc. in 1997. Patriot entered into a joint venture agreement with Technology Properties Limited, Inc. (“TPL”) in 2005 to focus on monetizing the assets in the MMP portfolio. Around the same time, the company ceased its own research and development operations. The company moved its headquarters from San Diego, CA to Carlsbad, CA in 2006.